verb \(ˌ)dē-ˈsa-lə-ˌnāt also -ˈsā-\

: to remove salt from (something, such as water)


Full Definition of DESALINATE

transitive verb
:  desalt
de·sa·li·na·tion \(ˌ)dē-ˌsa-lə-ˈnā-shən also -ˌsā-\ noun
de·sa·li·na·tor \(ˌ)dē-ˈsa-lə-ˌnā-tər also -ˈsā-\ noun

Examples of DESALINATE

  1. The company is building a plant that will desalinate seawater.

First Known Use of DESALINATE



Next Word in the Dictionary: desalinize
Previous Word in the Dictionary: desacralize
All Words Near: desalinate

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up desalinate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More